"Published in cooperation with the American Association for State and Local History."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 85-100) and index
"Now in its third edition, Identifying American Furniture is a concise, indispensable resource for curators, collectors, and connoisseurs alike, as well as for students of history and the decorative arts. Containing over 200 photographs of representative pieces and an extensive bibliography, Naeve's book is the classic guide for those wishing to make quick identification of specific objects or to do further research." "In 36 brief sections, Naeve identifies the distinguishing characteristics of each style that makes up America's rich furniture heritage. Each trend is related to international stylistic movements, innovative craftsmen, influential publications, and the technological improvements that shaped them. Key factors of each style are highlighted for easy identification. A bibliography and resource list allow the reader to do further research on a particular style or piece of interest."--Jacket